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Hillary Fails History: Calls Lincoln a 'Senator from Illinois'

President Abraham Lincoln was never a Senator.  Ever. From Illinois or anywhere else. 

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Other than a single, two-year term as an Illinois Congressman, Lincoln held no national elective office other  than that of our 16th president. Lincoln did run for the United States Senate in 1858, but lost to Stephen Douglas.

Yesterday, President Obama's Twitter feed claimed the first moonwalk occurred in 1963 when it really happened in July of 1969.

Democrats can be lazy about facts n' stuff because the media is too busy checking Sarah Palin's latest Facebook post to see if she mistakenly used a semi-colon instead of a full colon.


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